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Snowflakes

August 14, 2016
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Making snowflakes in various shapes and sizes.

Making Snowflakes

Cut snowflakes out of paper! It’s always amazing the designs that can be made with a few snips.

Materials:

  • white paper
  • scissors

Use a piece of square white paper.

  • Fold a square piece of paper into a triangle.
  • Fold it over into another smaller triangle.
  • Fold it once more.

Now have your child cut on the edges in any design they would like, but be sure to tell them not to cut through to the other edge.

Once they are done, have them carefully unfold the paper. If they would like to add more details, they can refold it and add more.

When they are happy with the design, theyt can add glitter to make it look like new fallen snow, then hang it in the window to entice Mother Nature to try and make some as beautiful.

This a template that you can use for your youngest children.

Books on the science of snowflakes:

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes

Snowflakes for all Seasons: 72 Fold & Cut Paper Snowflakes

Heavenly Snowflakes Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Little Activity Books)

Snowflake Designs Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books)

Winter Books

Visit your local library to gather books for reading in front of a warm fire. Read about snow, snowflakes, winter animals or anything that strikes your son’s fancy. It’s a great opportunity to let your son explore interests he may have. Here are some great books to mosey through:

The Snowy Day

Jan Brett’s Snowy Treasury

Snow

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder

Snowmen at Night

 

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